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If you had to invest in one skin care product to benefit your skin in the long run, what would it be? For me, it would be an ampoule.
So what’s an ampoule? Ampoules are similar to serums; they’re both packed with a high concentration of active ingredients. However, ampoules actually contain a higher concentration of potent ingredients that target specific skin concerns. If you want to incorporate an ampoule and serum into your skin care routine, first apply the ampoule then follow with a serum.
This chapter helps you discover the best ampoule to treat your skin concern.
Skin concern: breakouts
If you suffer from persistent acne and can’t find the right product to treat them, check out Korean skin care brand SIORIS. This clean beauty brand follows a “fresh, safe and honest” philosophy with products that are made with organic ingredients, making them gentle enough for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
To treat pesky blemishes, go for SIORIS’ A Calming Day Ampoule. This ampoule is formulated with centella asiatica extract to soothe irritated skin, calendula officinalis flower extract to reduce inflammation, and propanediol and trehalose to boost your skin’s moisture levels. Thanks to its light watery texture, this ampoule can easily be layered with a serum in both your morning and evening skin care routines.
Skin concern: uneven skin texture
It’s great when you find the perfect skin care product to help treat your acne, but the work doesn’t end there. After getting rid of acne, you might be left with dark spots or an uneven skin texture. The good news is that you can fix this with an ampoule like Isntree’s C-Niacin Toning Ampoule.
The C-Niacin Toning Ampoule contains a large dose of sea buckthorn fruit extract, which is rich in vitamin C. This skin-brightening ingredient works together with niacinamide to give you a brighter complexion, and help improve your skin texture. Use it daily, both day and night, and you can expect more radiant skin!
Skin concern: itchiness or dry patches
If you suffer from dry patches, whether it’s from over-exfoliating, changes in weather, or simply having dry or dehydrated skin, look for an ampoule with hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or sodium hyaluronate.
To get rid of flaky or itchy skin, you can’t go wrong with the Night Repair Seruming Ampoule from MIZON. This ampoule contains all the nourishment that your skin needs. It doesn’t just deeply hydrate your skin, it also helps slow down signs of aging, strengthens your skin barrier, and promotes skin renewal.
Apply a few drops of the Night Repair Seruming Ampoule every night beneath a hydrating serum like MIZON’s Hyaluronic Acid 100, and you’ll wake up to plumper and glowing skin in no time!
Skin concern: fine lines or wrinkles
If you want to age gracefully, you need to start incorporating anti-aging skin care products into your regimen as early as possible, even if you’re still in your early 20s.
If you’re not sure which anti-aging ampoule to choose, THE PLANT BASE’s Time Stop Collagen Ampoule is a great one to start with. Packed with mushroom extract and adenosine, this ampoule helps stimulate collagen production, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also boasts a non-greasy finish and leaves your skin feeling extra soft and hydrated.
Skin concern: redness or sensitivity
In order to calm redness and irritation, look for products that are gentle and soothing for your skin. Avoid products that contain harsh ingredients that can cause flare-ups, such as essential oils, fragrances and bad alcohols (e.g. alcohol denat, ethanol, ethyl alcohol and isopropyl alcohol).
A great ampoule for those with sensitive skin is By Wishtrend’s Polyphenols in Propolis 15& Ampoule. Containing a high concentration of propolis extract, this ampoule helps calm your skin down and reduces inflammation. Most important, it nourishes your skin, and restores and strengthens your skin barrier, which is what sensitive skin needs the most.
- Chapter 73: The Difference Between Hydrating and Moisturizing Your Skin
- Chapter 72: Skin Type vs Skin Condition
- Chapter 71: A Beginner’s Guide to Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs)